On February 18, the applicants of the Araratian Baccalaureate Teacher Professional Development and Certification Program took a centralized subject test in Yerevan and Vanadzor.
In total, 226 teacher specialists from Armenia and Artsakh took the two-hour test in eight subjects: Armenian language and literature, Armenian history, chemistry, physics, biology, English, and Russian.
“Professional development never ends; it guarantees the enhancement of a specialist’s skills and knowledge. Professional development is especially critical to teachers as well as specialists wishing to become teachers since they are the ones that educate individuals and citizens, thus shaping our society of tomorrow. The Araratian Baccalaureate grants unique opportunities for professional development, and we are delighted to see growing enthusiasm among teachers toward professional development,” said Hasmik Kyureghyan, Head of the AB Teacher Professional Development Program.
The test results will be summarized on March 6, and notifications will be sent to all participants, irrespective of whether they successfully passed the test, or not. All applicants that will overcome the exam will be invited for an individual interview, which will be held from March 12 to 30.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Head of Ayb School Aram Pakhchanian and Director of Enterprise Incubator Foundation Bagrat Yengibaryan for having their input in the successful implementation of the program and granting us the chance to hold the subject tests in Ayb School and Vanadzor Technology Center, respectively, for the second year in a row.
About the Araratian Baccalaureate Professional Teacher Development Program
The Araratian Baccalaureate Professional Teacher Development Program is a new teacher development program meeting international standards. It is designed for 10-11 months and comprises theoretical and practical courses. Participation in the program is mandatory for all teachers and specialists wishing to teach the Araratian Baccalaureate. The program has been developed within the framework of the National Program for Educational Excellence by the Ayb Educational Foundation, in collaboration with the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education.